Quinquela Martin Museum
The Quinquela Martín Museum exhibits the largest collection of oils and etchings by the artist of the same name, created between 1922 and 1967. It also showcases works from the figurative currents of Argentine art from the late 19th century, as well as pieces by other artists from the La Boca neighborhood. The museum displays a collection of figurehead carvings made by anonymous craftsmen using orally transmitted techniques. On its terrace, there are notable figurative sculptures by Argentine artists from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century.
The building was donated by Quinquela Martín himself to his beloved neighborhood with the aim of creating a cultural, educational, and healthcare hub in the area. Quinquela Martín is probably the most recognized and beloved Argentine painter in the country. His name is inseparably associated with the neighborhood of La Boca, where we find the Benito Quinquela Martín Museum of Fine Arts.
However, this museum is not solely dedicated to preserving the memory of the painter and his work, at least not if we understand "work" in a limited sense. This place is much more than that. Its mission is to preserve and continue the broader work of Quinquela Martín, which went beyond painting: education, love for others, and helping his neighborhood.
Address: Av Pedro de Mendoza 1835, La Boca Website: buenosaires.gob.ar/museoquinquelamartin
Tuesday and Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday, and holidays: 11:15 am to 6:00 pm
Closed on Mondays.